Madonna opens up about her “horrible nightmare” at the BRITs

It has not been a good week for poor Madonna!

The singer was at the BRITs on Wednesday night to perform her new single Living for Love when she took a serious tumble. Madonna was standing on a podium when a backing dancer tried to pull off her floor-length Armani cape and instead dragged her onto the ground.


Although Magde took to Instagram after the performance to put on a brave face and reassure her fans that she was totally "fine", she has since revealed the aftermath of her fall was not at all pretty.

Rather then ending up with just a few bruises on her bum, Madonna was placed on concussion watch after hitting her head.

"I know how to fall. I've fallen off my horse many times, and I tucked, and I have good core strength … but the thing is, I had a little bit of a whiplash, and I smacked the back of my head," the singer told Jonathan Ross in a recording of his show to be broadcast next month.

"So, there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3am making sure that I was still compos mentis." 

Madonna admitted that her pride took a serious dent on the night, too. "It was a horrible nightmare, because I like to be amazing," she said. "Seriously, I rehearse and I rehearse and I rehearse, so that when I do the show it's effortless and I create magic, and I did the opposite. I actually created a horror show for everyone." 

Speaking about how the fall actually happened, Madonna said it was due to some last minute costume adjustments. "Everybody was worried that my cape was going to slide off because it's quite heavy, so they tied it really tight around my neck," she said. 

"So here I am marching in like a queen, and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string, and it would not come undone. And my two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice: I could either be strangled or fall with the cape, and I fell." 

Oh no… we're starting to feel really bad about laughing so much on Wednesday night now!